The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is a deferred action policy aimed at protecting qualifying, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.  Implemented by President Obama in 2012, DACA was created as a stopgap measure to temporarily shield these immigrants from deportation and to provide work authorization.  While recipients, known as “Dreamers,” can renew their DACA status every two years, DACA does not offer legal status or a path to citizenship. The…
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a deferred action policy aimed at protecting qualifying, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. These children, known as “Dreamers,” are afforded certain legal rights. One of these rights is the right to obtain a college education.  Even as a DACA protected “Dreamer”, you are considered an undocumented immigrant. As such, attending a college or university poses unique challenges. While attending college may be challenging,…
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a deferred action policy aimed at protecting qualifying, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. These children, known as “Dreamers,” are afforded certain legal rights.  Unfortunately, the current DACA policy does not offer Dreamers a direct path to a green card (lawful permanent resident status), or U.S. citizenship, but there are some exceptions. Although not everyone will qualify, U.S. immigration law offers Dreamers a possible…